PARIS — Before dawn Saturday, Angelina Jolie and her newborn twins left the French Riviera hospital where she gave birth a week earlier, the hospital said in a statement.
"The mother and her babies are doing very well," reported the Fondation Lenval hospital, located in the southern Mediterranean city of Nice.
Jolie slipped out at 4 a.m. with the twins, Knox Leon and Vivienne Marcheline Jolie-Pitt, evading most of the paparazzi who have followed the family for months since Jolie arrived for the Cannes film festival in May. It was not clear whether the twins' father, actor Brad Pitt, was with them.
Jolie, 33, checked into the hospital on July 2 and delivered the babies by caesarian section 10 days later. Knox Leon weighed 5.03 pounds and Vivienne Marcheline 5 pounds.
The Nice-Matin newspaper has reported that an unnamed U.S. publication has paid $11-million for exclusive rights to the first photos of the twins and that the proceeds will go to charity.
Jolie and Pitt have four other children: Maddox, 6; Pax, 4; Zahara, 3; and Shiloh, 2.